Hotel Kavalari
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Hotel Kavalari

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4.5
#43 of 90 hotels in Fira
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Kavalari, a small unique hotel originally a captain's house, the property retains its traditional island architectural style. Situated on the rim of the Caldera, 300m above the sea, the property has exterior stairways which wind down the cliff face to various flowered terraces overlooking the volcano. Rooms are built directly into the cliff with access to various flowered terraces where guests relax enjoying beautiful surroundings and spectacular sunsets.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

Location

Fira 84700 Greece
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Santorini Airport
Naxos Airport
76.1 km
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cathigreen wrote a review Sept 2021
Chicago, Illinois195 contributions45 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Searching for the perfect sty in Santorini can be overwhelming. Look no further than Hotel Kavalari!
We arrived in the nick of time for sunset on our first visit to Greece.
The crowds even in September were 5-6 deep on the Main Street in Fira. But alas, our hotel, atop the Caldera boasts 4-5 terraces which we had to ourselves. A small bottle of wine in our room fridge added to our pleasure after our 20 hour journey. We could not have asked for better.

Our room was breezy and comfortable. Do not be intimidated by the complaints of stairs. They are wide & well laid out with safety rails. Take your time! It’s the Caldera. This is what keeps Greeks alive far beyond others.

The bed was a traditional platform euro mattress with clean fresh crisp sheets. And again- the view! Ahhhhmazing. Right out our door!

The complimentary breakfast was delightful. An egg, ham & cheese, croissants and other Greek breads with tasty toppings. The best yogurt and fresh fruit ever and pots of hot tea and coffee.

This location cannot be beat, smack dab in the middle of the Main Street just steps from every recommended restaurant, shop, gelato spot and nightly entertainment. But don’t fear the sound, we were not distracted one bit from the crowds above as we nestled in to a fine bing Hts sleep.

Demetrius and all of the staff were helpful beyond compare and arranged transportation from the airport and to the ferry port.

We will make this our future go to destination any time we return to Santorini
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Me L wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom414 contributions87 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So let’s start with what is not so good. The room was small, the light in the bathroom hardly gave any light, I had to switch the water heater on 15 min before wanting to have a shower, it was very noisy (possibly some kine of club next door) and there were a lot of stairs. I mean a lot. You get out of breath just getting out of the hotel in the morning. And most importantly, the wi-fi is a bit dodgy.

On the plus side, it’s right in the middle of Fira town, so very convenient. It was cheap. And the views are spectacular. Breakfast on the terrace was a good continental spread served to you at your table and all you have to do is eat and marvel at the view. Also a great location to take in the famous Santorini sunset.

The staff were all very friendly and polite, and very helpful when asking for suggestions.

So if I had to choose again, yes I would stay here. I mean, who needs lights in the bathroom anyway.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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wonderer6000 wrote a review July 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom27 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights. The pictures of the rooms don't do it justice. We had a twin with a window view of the ocean and whilst not a private terrace, there were plenty of terraces in the hotel that we could use to watch the sunset! The breakfast is fab and the staff super helpful, giving great recommendations for places to eat. The rooms did not have the best soundproofing so we could hear people coming in late at night but overall it was a wonderful stay. The location was particularly brilliant! Right in the hustle and bustle of the town.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Donna wrote a review June 2023
Providence, Rhode Island4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful two night stay at this hotel with an unbelievable view if the caldera. Rooms are simply but well furnished and spotless. We had a wonderful terrace to ourselves with breathtaking views. Breakfast (included) was delicious. The staff were knowledgeable and very helpful in arranging for tors and restaurant reservations. The hotel is central to almost everything you might want to do in Fira yet was surprisingly quiet. Great value for the price.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Like everywhere in Santorini there are lots of steep steps and no elevators.
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DebbyD wrote a review May 2022
Owen Sound, Canada101 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel built into the side of the hill in the middle if Fira. The location is perfect for restaurants and shopping right at the door.
But the best part of staying here is Dimitri on the front desk. He was super helpful for booking us a car, suggesting restaurants and general information. The breakfast was great. Lots of variety but the same every day. The hotel is on many levels so the stairs may be a lot is you are on one of the lower floors but every level has lots of chairs and comfortable spots for your own private sunset view. I would definitely stay here again and the price is better than other hotels in the same area.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KK wrote a review Apr 2022
Richmond, Virginia, United States26 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dealing with a very difficult management who shows indifference, disrespectfulness and arrogance. Their room is a hit or miss, and they do not care too much and disregard your questions and requests. You do not want to test your luck and hope you will get a great room. Don't let your dream vacation in Santorini ruined by this hotel. Stay away!
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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AndrewHomaha wrote a review Sept 2023
Omaha31 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First is the beautiful view. You can't beat it. The rooms were all wonderful. We stayed in room 25 which was like a cave room - very cool. We watched the sunset every night on the balcony area. We bought wine at the local store and enjoyed the sunset. The staff was wonderful and very helpful when we needed ice for our drinks. Rooms were cleaned daily. Breakfast (which was included) was very simple (eggs/breads/yogurt/meat and cheese). The one warning is you better be ready for steps. From our room,it was 107 steps to the top... I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vaibhav B wrote a review June 2023
Mumbai, India12 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very bad stay. Faced three issues a) Photos of the rooms provided do not match the actual room b) room provided had leakages and damaged walls c) worst of all, there were too many cockroaches in the room. It was a total nightmare to stay at the property. Alternative provided was not feasible given that it had 2 separate beds. After issue of cockroaches, another alternative was provided but by that time my wife fell sick of horror and it was not possible to shift in suck feverish and sick condition.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid at all cost. Only location and view of hotel is good. Everything else is a nightmare. Lots...
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372val wrote a review July 2022
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was average, nothing fancy; but worth it for the view when you step out the door. Perfect location on the caldera.
Breakfast was the exact same every morning; included probably the worst ‘fruit cocktail’ you will ever eat 😛! Green apple and rock hard pear !!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Samantha C wrote a review July 2023
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked and paid for my visit in full in June. I came to Santorini in July. I showed up to the hotel and they claimed to not have my name. So I showed them that they themselves and booking.com confirmed my stay. I had my confirmation and PIN number. I also already got charged by the hotel Kavalari and showed proof of the transaction. They told me they cancelled me, refused to refund me and essentially left me stranded. Also I paid a car to take me to this hotel $40… so wasted more money.
Ended up finding a way better hotel with a better view that treated me like a queen. Booking.com and my bank have been notified and are investigating.
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Call before you get there to make sure you don’t get scammed like I did. Or just don’t stay here.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$164 - AU$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kavalari hotel fira
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Kavalari
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Kavalari?
Nearby attractions include STOA SANTORINI (0.2 km), PK Cocktail Bar (0.03 km), and The White Door Theatro (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Kavalari?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Kavalari?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Kavalari?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Kavalari?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Kavalari?
Conveniently located restaurants include Falafeland, Salt & Pepper, and Iriana Cafe lounge bar.
Does Hotel Kavalari have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Kavalari offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Kavalari?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Kavalari?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (7.0 km), Ancient Thera (7.2 km), and Windmills of Emporio (7.3 km).
Does Hotel Kavalari have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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